Winter break is now over for many schools, and for teachers and students alike, it’s time to focus on starting the semester strong. If you’re a teacher, then hopefully you’ve enjoyed some downtime during the winter break. If you’re a student, then hopefully you’re excited about the spring semester and what it has to offer. At LearningRx, we’re always thrilled when students are discovering new things and teachers can see the progress that is being made. Our brain training programs are designed to help students of all ages who are struggling with focus, comprehension, and other cognitive skills.
Handling New Subjects
A new semester often means new subjects, and for both teachers and students, it can be overwhelming trying to get a grasp on everything. The teacher may have never taught the subject before, or at least the topics that are brought up, and for students, they’ve never encountered the problems and challenges of this new subject.
Whether it’s math, science, or reading, it’s important for the teacher to present the subject in a clear and concise way. However, there will still be students who have a hard time comprehending new information and processing it to the point where they can apply it to their schoolwork. This is where brain training can prove effective, since the focus is on helping students unlock greater cognitive potential in the areas of memory, processing speed, and focus.
Asking for Help
If you’re a teacher, then hopefully you’re not shy about asking for help when it comes to better materials and resources for your classroom. You might need new computers or textbooks, since these things will help students learn. However, it’s important to keep in mind that certain students may not be as inclined to ask for help when they’re having trouble with a subject or an assignment. They might choose to struggle in silence, rather than ask for help and risk looking, at least to them, foolish in front of their peers.
As the semester starts, it’s important to keep your eyes and ears open for any students who appear to be having trouble in the classroom. They might not say anything to you, but you can talk with them one-on-one to see where they’re having issues. During the spring parent-teacher conferences, you can speak with their parents about what steps could be taken to improve their grades and their participation in the classroom, since a student’s lack of confidence can cause them to remain silent when questions are asked or group assignments are given.
Contact Us Today
If you’re interested in learning more about our brain training programs or what education franchise opportunities we have available, then please contact us today. We’d love to speak with you about how you can start your own LearningRx center and help students achieve great things both inside and outside the classroom. As the spring semester starts, we hope that both you and your students are excited about what lies ahead for the rest of the school year.